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Custodian Mel Turner (credit: CBS 2)

Long Island Parents, Students Rally Behind Fired Autistic Custodian

There is a call by hundreds of people for the rehiring of a Long Island high school custodian who was terminated for allegedly making threatening statements.

09/14/2012

Bike Trail On Long Island (Credit: CBS 2)

$1 Million Commitment For New Beach Bike Trails On Long Island Is In Motion

Thursday was a gorgeous day for a bike ride, but Long Islanders know that they can’t ride the bike to the beach, as the state-run bike trails stop short. But that will soon change.

06/28/2012

The site of the Billy Dean cabaret - Wantagh, NY - May 19, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Court Upholds Denial Of Permit For Cabaret In Wantagh

The New York State Supreme Court has upheld a town’s denial of a Long Island strip club owner’s quest to open a new cabaret, WCBS 880′s Sophia Hall reported.

05/15/2012

FILE - Nicholas Cosmo (right) (credit: CBS 2)

Accused Associates Of Nicholas Cosmo, Long Island’s ‘Mini-Madoff,’ Arrested

Four associates of a New York businessman convicted in a $400 million Ponzi scheme were arrested early Wednesday on charges that they pocketed nearly $38 million in commissions for their efforts in advancing the fraud, federal prosecutors said.

04/25/2012

A vehicle with its tires stole on Carrollton Ave in Wantagh (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Cops: Long Island Police Chase Ends In Arrest Of Suspected Tire Thieves

The incident unfolded around 3:40 a.m. after police received a call about the suspects allegedly stealing tires off a sports car on Carrollton Avenue in Wantagh.

04/25/2012

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Teen Arrested In Connection With Nassau County Break-Ins

Investigators say the teen was part of a group of suspects who broke into homes in Seaford, Wantagh, Levittown back in December.

03/17/2012

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Nassau County Police Release Sketch, Surveillance Photo In Distraction Burglary Cases

Police said since Dec. 9, teams of two have targeted senior citizens in Wantagh, Massapequa Park, Jericho, West Hempstead, Oceanside and Merrick.

01/25/2012

Rims stolen off a car in Massapequa (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Tire, Rim Thefts Continue On Long Island

We told you last week how thieves took the rims and tires off of five cars in Massapequa, Long Island – leaving the vehicles on blocks in the streets. Now a dealership was also hit.

01/18/2012

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Nassau County Police Investigating Another Distraction Burglary

A recent rash of distraction burglaries is continuing on Long Island. This time the two suspects allegedly targeted an Oceanside woman on her 89th birthday around noon on Wednesday.

01/05/2012

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Nassau County Announces Yellow Dot Program To Help First Responders

A simple yellow dot could save your life, if a new program in Nassau County is successful.

12/21/2011

Adam Frasse and his sons (file / credit: All For Adam)

Fundraiser To Be Held Saturday Night For NYC Detective Adam Frasse

In November of 2009, New York City detective Adam Frasse suffered a heart attack and has been in a vegetative state in a Woodbury nursing home ever since.

10/14/2011

Jason Cruz (credit: Suffolk County Police Department)

Bronx Man Arrested For Selling Heroin Near Wantagh Schools

Over the past few years, heroin has become a major problem on Long Island, where police tell WCBS 880 reporter Sophia Hall that many teenagers have become addicted to the drug.

10/06/2011

Site in Wantagh where a 150 foot high water tower will not be built because of community opposition. (credit: Mona Rivera/1010 WINS)

Aqua New York Scraps Plan For Water Tower In Wantagh

A 150-foot tall water storage tank and well station which was to fix a low water pressure problem ´╗┐will not be built in Wantagh after all.

08/08/2011

The site of the Billy Dean strip club - Wantagh, NY - May 19, 2011 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)

Wantagh Residents Don’t Want Billy Dean’s Strip Club In Their Town

Billy Dean already has a location in North Bellmore. It’s known as Long Island’s number one strip club. Now, he wants to open a location in Wantagh, near homes with well manicured lawns.

05/19/2011

Nassau County Police stand near a crime scene where they found additional remains during a search on Jones Beach Island on April 11 (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Police Find 2 Adult Teeth Off Ocean Parkway During Search For More Bodies

Police returned to a barrier island of Long Island to focus on an area where the most recent human bones were found.

04/22/2011

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